French President, Emmanuel Macron, is scheduled to arrive Nigeria on Tuesday and will be commissioning a new centre of the Alliance Francaise in Lagos.
The event kicks off by 9 a.m. with the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Denys Gauer, top government officials, members of the diplomatic community, captains of industry and cultural ambassadors, amongst other dignitaries in attendance, a statement from the organisers said.
The purpose-build edifice, located at No.9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos will serve as the organisation’s headquarters in Nigeria. Tastefully furnished, the mansion is also aesthetically finished with an expansive car park complete with a comely ambience and luxuriant flower beds and trees.
Alliance française, a French language and cultural centre has ten associations throughout Nigeria and located in Enugu, Ibadan, Ilorin, Jos, Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, Maiduguri, Owerri and Port Harcourt.
It is a non-profit generating association which has three broad objectives including teaching of French worldwide, with classes for all types of audiences, making French culture and the culture of French speaking countries better known and engendering cultural diversity through the promotion of all cultures.